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by rxlexi
Mon May 22, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 109
Views: 9455

Re: Brookside

it's also much more walkable to amenities and services than our prior location (south hyde park) trying not to derail the conversation about BKS, but this statement is such a perfect example of how far Hyde Park, specifically, is from functioning as a truly desirable urban neighborhood. Without any...
by rxlexi
Fri May 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 472
Views: 37796

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

NOOO not Po's! Was my favorite Chinese in the city for many years. It will be missed. I've been spending a lot of time out-of-town and hadn't yet noticed it was gone. Blue Koi finally shut em down. Shit.
by rxlexi
Fri May 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 109
Views: 9455

Re: Brookside

Tried to go to Julian back in October with out-of-town family. Was completely dead (albeit weeknight), had to wait quite a while for the one front of house staff member to acknowledge us, inquire about seating. Looked a little run down. No Celina. Ended up at Carmen's nearby. The writing seemed on t...
by rxlexi
Thu May 18, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1484
Views: 112297

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Noticed one of my urban pet peeves while in Westport recently. New businesses going into a space but leaving up an old sign, or tattered remnants of such: Snow & Co left the giant old green "WESTPORT/BLAYNEYS" sign right over their front door (as did prior tenant). Mills Record Co has ...
by rxlexi
Thu May 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 53010

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Why don't we just stage a sit-in on her illegal little chunk of heaven? This would be hilarious. And awesome. While I understand that there is little to be won for the city/KCATA in fighting her on this, I'm kind of with Pash that I wish it was at least acknowledged and mocked in the public realm.
by rxlexi
Thu May 18, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 911 and 915 Broadway to become loft apartments
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: 911 and 915 Broadway to become loft apartments

Managed by Yarco - are these LIHTC units?
by rxlexi
Fri May 12, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Armour Road Redevelopment Area (ARRA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1801

Re: Armour Road Redevelopment Area (ARRA)

A little bit of additional info about "One North" development from NKC Business Council: Attendees at the North Kansas City Business Council membership luncheon on Thursday, April 27, at Black on Burlington heard all about One North from Master Developer Rick Worner. Here are some highligh...
by rxlexi
Fri May 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 154
Views: 18640

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

Thanks all for the pics! This is surely one of the most impressive projects downtown; even the exterior lighting is top notch. Very happy to see successful office/retail use as opposed to residential here. Looking forward to the new construction addition getting off the ground and adding a nice urba...
by rxlexi
Wed May 10, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 17
Views: 2380

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

Two empty blocks does not seem like much until you walk it.


Truth
by rxlexi
Tue May 09, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Aggressive panhandlers
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Aggressive panhandlers

On an individual level this doesn't bother me; just don't give money and move along with your day. In the grand scheme of things, it makes the urban core less desirable. If panhandling happened equally between say Plaza, downtown, Brookside, OP, Lenexa, and Leawood, wouldn't bother me. Unfortunately...
by rxlexi
Fri May 05, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 203
Views: 16289

Re: New Downtown YMCA

What is the point of reusing the building if they are going to demolish the majority of it? They might has well just built it all new in the East Village. Yes. Putting "the YMCA" in the old Lyric building didn't make sense to me from the beginning (and saddened me), and now it just sounds...
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 1088

Re: Highways to Boulevards

The long-term outcome would likely be what we see in cities that never bulldozed highways through the urban core, and where it is consequently much less convenient to get from one suburb to another: fewer jobs in the suburbs and more in the center. Which cities are those? Only thing off the top of ...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St. Louis Sewers
Replies: 4
Views: 303

St. Louis Sewers

Interesting article re: cost to improve/fix the combined sewer issue that many of the nations older cities (including KC) face. Love the bit about the River Des Pere tunnel under Forest Park. There's a mention about KC's agreement with EPA as well, and the green infrastructure plan in the Marlboroug...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 26
Views: 1312

Re: New goals for Kansas City

Reaaallly cheating here with several individual goals embedded within the primary 5 below. 1. Streetcar (fareless) extension to Plaza/UMKC. Affordable, easy to construct, Main Street width should make higher speeds more attainable. Building on existing success. I would prefer further extension but i...
by rxlexi
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 26
Views: 1312

Re: New goals for Kansas City

To those suggesting that "regional" transit should be a top 5 priority - why? No sarcasm - what is the need or desire for such in KC? I agree it would be totally cool and would support any attempt at say, commuter rail, but I just don't see any need whatsoever, or any real desire on the pa...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: My wish list for the Northland
Replies: 25
Views: 2846

Re: My wish list for the Northland

If I moved to the burbs I would pick the Northland. The hills and woods keep it from being as mind-numbingly bland as the Kansas suburbs. There is no ego or sense of separateness like you find in Joco. The Northland is better connected to downtown and it's easier to get to "the city" from...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: World War 1 Centennial
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: World War 1 Centennial

I actually went to the Natl WW1 Museum last weekend for the first time in several years. Really an awesome experience, KC is lucky to have such a place. It seems they've added a number of weapons and vehicles since my first visit and fine tuned the flow, which was appreciated. It was rather busy on ...
by rxlexi
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1998
Views: 92669

Re: beer.

I'll have to give Double Shift and Border another shot. I tried them both when they first opened and thought the beer was at best average, and space/branding was disappointingly generic/low rent. Double Shift especially is in such a great location I was frustrated. I owe them another try and an open...
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1998
Views: 92669

Re: beer.

Ha, thanks Shinatoo. The large surrounding complex of fenced in, dirt and gravel lots crisscrossed with small industrial buildings gave me that vibe. No quarry. Post has been edited.
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1998
Views: 92669

Re: beer.

Checked out the Crane Brewing Co. tap room in Raytown on Saturday. Was already familiar with their beers, which didn't disappoint - I think they're doing some of the best and most interesting craft beer in the city, but then I love sours. The brewery is located just off 63rd street in downtown Rayto...

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